Practice Fusion has announced a $70 million Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company's total capital raise to $134 million. The investment will accelerate Practice Fusion's "continued leadership in the electronic medical record (EMR) market, expand its offerings to patients and power new clinical data research and development," the company said.
When Michael Mutterer became vice president of senior services at Riverside Medical Center in Illinois in 2011, his first priority was introducing clinical electronic medical record technology in its post-acute facilities. Mutterer wanted a rapid implementation at Riverside, which he described as "progressive."
Many senior care providers are implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in their efforts to improve care and reduce costs. This is increasingly a necessity, as EMRs can help prevent harmful drug interactions, track assessments and monitor clinical outcomes. However, EMR downtime is a tremendous challenge. Communicating consistent instructions to staff during the recovery should be the easiest part of the recovery process.
Healthland, an electronic health records vendor primarily focused on the rural hospital market, has acquired American HealthTech.
With the backbone of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system in place, many providers have interfaces on their radar in order to extend the value of their investment, create a richer picture of overall resident health, eliminate inefficient double data entry, and see deeper compliance benefits.
Are we being replaced by computers? Most likely the answer is no, but ... computers have made our jobs more efficient, right? Right?
RosieConnect's mobile, wireless, immediate transmission of vitals, weight and glucose from bedside or point-of-care to receiving EMR's delivers nursing time-savings, elimination of documentation errors, rapid alerts which speed care plan intervention to prevent resident deterioration that can lead to hospital readmissions — and the concomitant penalties.
Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."
Hospitals that use electronic medical records have not seen improvement in certain standard quality measures, according to a study published by Rand Corp.
The call for widespread adoption of electronic medical records has prompted some states to pass stringent privacy laws to protect their residents against fraud or identity theft. But a new analysis finds these laws seem to significantly diminish the effectiveness of the new technology.
Lawmakers might have underestimated how long it would take the healthcare industry to implement new healthcare information technology when setting a timeline for its adoption under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, one prominent healthcare official says.
New information technology products are vital, but they are seldom inexpensive. That makes it critical for providers, who are typically saddled with tight budgets, to learn how to implement new IT products as economically as possible. Experts advise how providers on a tight budget can make the most of what they have.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which the president signed into law last month, provides desired funding for long-term care providers.
New details are emerging from Washington this week about a proposed economic stimulus package that some are saying could cost up to $850 billion and contain $100 billion in state Medicaid funding. Medicaid is the biggest payer of nursing home care in the United States but is facing increasing pressure from the economic downturn.
While the Department of Health and Human Services has taken positive actions to implement electronic health records, it still does not have a system for addressing issues of privacy protection, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The nation's top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation's aging population.
The new CodeWatch transmitter from RF Technologies gives residents wristwatch-like comfort. The small, lightweight device feels familiar and comfortable, which helps put residents at ease.
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The foundation of a health records association launched a project geared specifically to nursing homes.